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Boldmere St Michaels 4 - 1 Brocton

Midland Football League Premier Division

Last Updated: Sep 7, 2014 09:29pm
Penkside, Stafford
By Pete Russell
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Brocton had a warning of what to expect as early as the first minute when a ball was hit long into empty space in the right hand channel.

No player was anywhere near it, but the speedy Roland Agbor knew it was for him to chase and got to it long before anyone else. He turned at goal and got a shot away, albeit deflected for a corner. Before ten minutes were on the clock, he had the freedom of the park again and this time chose to cross, where Keiran Clarke had the easiest of tap ins.

There was more to Agbor than just pace as he tricked both Jamie Evans and Matt Hardiman and once more got in a cross. This time Calum Barrett was able to collect it easily enough.

This avenue apart, Brocton had looked the equal of their opponents and on 13 minutes struck back as Dave Berks got in a tempting cross from the right and Sam Bell powered home a perfect header.

A casual pass from Evans nearly undid that confidence booster immediately as Peter Gould collected the stray ball and strode through with the goal at his mercy. Barrett had other ideas though and saved for a corner.

Then it was the home keeper, Adam Jenkins, who had a period of necessary action, as Bell shot over after a Dan Lomas cross, then Bell put Berks in and Jenkins needed to tip the ball over the bar. Berks and Paul McMahon worked a good corner routine which brought Berks to the edge of the area on the bye line with the ball at his feet. A cut back and shot were just about smothered away.

Brocton could not relax despite their good possession and movement as one simple long ball from the keeper soon let them know. Once again Agbor collected it and although Barrett was able to save, he had once again been left exposed.

There was more goal threat from Brocton as Bell chipped, McMahon pulled back and Jenkins saved superbly from Carl Morris and then McMahon went through and clear only to be given off side. But just before the break Agbor bagged a well deserved goal in an unstoppable solo effort. 

Brocton continued to have good possession and to make decent chances to score in the second period but a little bad fortune and some very good last ditch defending kept them at bay and as the visiting side were drawn more and more into the attack, so the gaps at the back increased and when Boldmere got their chance they took it. Ed Booth had cleared the first attempt but could not deal with the follow up and full back Peter Gould made it 3. Substitute Lee Osborne finished it off, chasing on to a huge punt from the back and thundering his shot home. Brocton once again had played well in approach but increasingly need a run of good fortune to go with it.

Brocton: Calum Barrett, Dave Ablewhite, Jamie Evans, Ed Booth, Matt Skinner, Matt Hardiman, Sam Bell, Carl Morris, Paul McMahon, Dave Berks, Dan Lomas.

Used Substitutes: Matt Dockerty, Gary Fife, Charlie Jones

This Saturday Brocton entertain Nottingham based side Dunkirk at Silkmore Lane ( Kick off 3pm) 


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